Western natives related to and much resembling evening primrose (Oenothera), with bright yellow, four-petaled flowers over a long summer bloom period. Plants are 1–2 ft. tall. In Zone 13, flowering declines in summer heat, and plants flower in spring and from late summer to fall. Plants spread by rhizomes and are useful for summer color in difficult climates. Shear just before spring growth begins. Plant in well-drained soil. They tolerate regular water if drainage is superb.
Grows to 1 1/2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, with narrow, tooth-edged, somewhat drooping leaves and inch-wide flowers. This species blooms for a longer period than C. hartwegii in spring, but it does not rebloom as well in fall.
Grows up to 1 ft. high, 2 ft. across, with inch-wide flowers; those of ‘Sierra Sundrop’ are larger. Calylophus hartwegii lavandulifolius (C. lavandulifolius) has narrow, gray leaves. Excellent in hot, dry locations and when mixed with desert perennials.
Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades to green.
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...
Native to the Mediterranean region. An open, spreading plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Lea...